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4 August 2005 : Gary Hints At Pablo Fee
Glovers boss Gary Johnson has played down suggestions that new signing Pablo Bastianini might have cost the club a six figure sum. Gary has to all intents and purposes classed the transfer as a five figure deal - confirming that the deal broke the club record of 25,000 pounds set when Gavin Williams moved from Hereford United to Yeovil in May 2002.

In this week's Western Gazette Gary explained: "We have signed him for a club record fee but that will remain undisclosed. All I can say is that it is not six figures which some people are presuming. He has signed a two-year contract and we also have a sell-on."

Gary also repeated his appreciation of the people who had made the deal possible adding: "I am very grateful to the board for backing me on this and I must thank Chris Adedeji, for bringing him to my attention, and our secretary Jean Cotton. The fans also deserve credit. If people keep turning up in their numbers then we will be able to make more of these type of signings in the future. However, the great thing was that from the start Pablo wanted to come to us and if he had not been so strong with his advisors then he could well have ended up elsewhere."

As the Gazette went to press on Wednesday lunchtime, the club were still waiting for confirmation of Pablo's international clearance. Gary explained: "We have sent it all off to the FA and they are pretty good so I hope it will get done by Friday which is deadline day."

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